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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Finnegan, Fergal; Valadas, Sandra; O'Neill, Jerry; Fragoso, Antonio; Paulos, Liliana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article explores non-traditional student and graduate views of the university in Ireland and Portugal as it relates to their expectations of, and experiences in, the labour market. The research is based on in-depth biographical interviews with 61 non-traditional students and graduates conducted longitudinally (85 interviews in total). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Nontraditional Students, College Students
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Chisvert-Tarazona, María José; Ros-Garrido, Alicia; Abiétar-López, Míriam; Carro, Luis – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The system of validation and accreditation of professional qualifications in Spain is offered as a certification opportunity, especially for vulnerable groups. The procedure is presented as an evaluative proposal that allows some inequalities associated with training and employment to be addressed. In this article we analyse whether this system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Validation, Accreditation (Institutions), Nonformal Education
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de Jong, Gideon; Fajardo Rojas, Miguel Arturo; Almeyda, Gloria – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Since the new millennium, the issue of financial inclusion of young people has increasingly gained recognition, especially in relation to those living in deprived circumstances. Financial inclusion can be promoted through education that specifically aims for the strengthening of young persons' financial capabilities. In 2013, a participatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Kelly, Beth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore adults' motivation to learn mathematics in the workplace and the role that the trade union education approach promoted in the United Kingdom plays in that motivation. The findings draw on data from 20 semi-structured in-depth interviews with adults learning mathematics, organised through their trade…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Workplace Learning, Unions, Foreign Countries
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Soares, Diana; Dias, Diana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Nurturing students' continuous learning is a current trend in the higher education agenda. Curricula and academic contents should enable students to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as promoting both developing and training opportunities in the course of their lives and careers. Despite the relevance given to lifelong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Macleod, Gale; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article provides evidence of the ways in which Family Learning (FL) has offered opportunities for the negotiation of a culturally responsive pedagogy that positions parents as experts. Although our study is small (ten parents and six FL practitioners) its significance lies in its longitudinal perspective and in-depth analysis, which…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Expertise, Parent Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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Ruschkowski, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Youth recreation centres have been a key institution in providing young people with meaningful activity after school, going back to the mid-twentieth century in Sweden. These centres have been the focus of research, but very few studies have paid attention to the youth recreation leader, the person working in these centres. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Youth Leaders, Reflection, Foreign Countries, Folk Schools
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Carpentieri, J. D. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The field of Adult Literacy and Numeracy (ALN) has an evidence problem. This paper analyses that problem through the lens of three overarching types of evidence available to researchers and policymakers: Type 1 evidence, which provides descriptions of the scope of social problems; Type 2 evidence measuring the impacts of programmes addressing…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Evidence, Social Problems
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Hardy, Margaret; Summers, Mathew; Millear, Prudence; Oprescu, Florin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
It is forecast that ageing baby boomers will have a substantial impact on future health expenditure. The primary aim of this study is to explore the perceived health benefits of later life university study for baby boomers. An online survey of Australian baby boomers examined their beliefs regarding the health benefits of studying at university in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Baby Boomers, Intervention, Nontraditional Students
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Zarestky, Jill; Ray, Sarah M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Adult education is a key component of worldwide collaborative efforts to achieve social justice aims, such as the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Such collaborative efforts require the involvement of all sectors, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs). In particular, given the prevalence of globalising and neoliberal influences on…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Nongovernmental Organizations, Social Justice, Sustainable Development
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Miles, Jennifer Kay; Creely, Edwin; Pruyn, Marc – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
In this article, I am joined by two academic colleagues to explore my personal narratives and experiences as a doctoral student, and to explicate the challenges and achievements of my pathway into doctoral studies. Positioning itself within the growing field of doctoral research, the article focuses on an exploration of three vignettes which…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Friendship, Identification (Psychology), Graduate Students
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Icardi, Rossella – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Existing evidence shows that the higher the level of education the higher the likelihood to participate in workplace training. However, we know little about training participation of individuals educated to the secondary level, and whether this may vary by the type of qualification attained, i.e. vocational or general. Vocational qualification…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Workplace Learning, On the Job Training
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Rogers, Alan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper argues that Non-formal Education (NFE) has seen a remarkable revival of interest across both developing countries and the more highly developed countries. Among the factors causing this revival is the search for alternative educations to meet the needs of different groups in society. But in the process, NFE has been relocated -- not so…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation, Community Centers
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Petrie, Margaret; McGregor, Callum; Crowther, Jim – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Laclau and Mouffe have long argued the democratic possibilities of 'left populism' underpinned by their agonistic critique of liberal democracy. We are currently witnessing the attempted application of their theories by European political parties. However, there remains very little international scholarship taking up the challenge of situating…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Democracy, Criticism, Correlation
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